If youve ever had to teach yourself how to install Wordpress, youll know its nowhere near as easy as the one click installs make out.
Let alone showing customers or friends how to set up Wordpress. Whether its explaining the difference between a post and a page...
Or that the Publish button mysteriously disappears and is called Update instead as soon as its been clicked...
Or what plugins are and which ones to install... You end tearing your hair out.
Sure, you can get tutorials on sites like YouTube. But you have to know what youre looking for and then hope that the videos show you something close to the current version of Wordpress.
Not a version or two ago where the menus and options were different.
Now you can get over 68 minutes of over my shoulder videos that take you through installing Wordpress from start to finish.
Video 1 takes you through the pre-installation process of choosing a user name that isnt the default admin - which is loved by hackers everywhere as it makes their life so much easier. It also shows you where to get a completely random password generated that will keep your site secure.
Video 2 has two versions. One for installing Wordpress using Fantastico and the other using Softaculous, the two most popular one click installation routines used by most web hosts.
Video 3 shows you how to update anything that the auto-install has missed. Automatic installation routines are often behind the time with their releases and this video shows you what to do when this happens. It also shows you all the changes that you need to make in the default Wordpress installation in order to keep things neat and tidy, ready for when you start posting.
Video 4 continues with some more settings changes and also talks about the initial appearance of your new Wordpress blog and removing some of the unnecessary widgets that are installed by default.
Video 5 goes through the installation of the 9 plugins that I automatically add to every new Wordpress installation. Everything from a contact form through to Yoasts SEO plugin and lots of others as well.
Videos 6, 7 and 8 show you in detail how to configure the plugins so that your site operates at its best. Each of the plugins is covered in turn and youre shown where to find the settings, which ones to change and which ones to leave alone.
If youre supporting customers on their Wordpress installations, the last 4 videos will save you lots of time and effort!
Videos 9 and 10 show you how to make a post in Wordpress. Including adding a picture and a more line so that the whole post isnt treated as duplicate content.
Video 11 does the same but for Wordpress pages instead. It also explains the difference between posts and pages, what youd use each one for, how to change their order in the Wordpress menus and how to remove pages from the menus without removing them from your site.
Video 12 gives an overview of Wordpress themes, where you or your clients can find them and how to install a new theme.
In total, these videos run for over 68 minutes of detailed, up-to-date instruction.